National Scholars Program

Application deadline: February  15

$5000: 24 ACT/1090 SAT (CR + M) and 3.5 GPA - 26 ACT/1170 SAT (CR + M) and 3.0-3.24 GPA

$7500: 25 ACT/1130 SAT (CR + M) and 3.35-3.74 GPA - 29 ACT/1210 SAT (CR + M) and 3.0-3.24 GPA

$10000: 25 ACT/1130 SAT (CR + M) and 3.75 GPA - 30 ACT/1330 SAT (CR + M) or higher and 3.0 GPA

$12000 30 ACT/1330 SAT (CR + M) or higher and 3.5 GPA

*The above information is a scale of National Scholars Awards

Awards ranging from $5,000 to $12,000 for out-of-state students who meet the following requirements:
  • U.S Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum High School GPA of 3.35 on a 4.0 scale
  • Entering first-time freshman for the fall semester
  • Residents of Kentucky and the reciprocal Southern Indiana counties (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott & Washington) are not eligible
  • UofL accepts weighted GPAs if available from high school
  • UofL does not superstore ACT scores
  • If your ACT score does not meet the minimum requirement, your information will be reviewed individually

If you qualify for the National Scholars Program, you will be notified following your admission to the university.  No separate application is required.   Students below minimums may be considered for lesser awards.

To be considered for the National Scholars Program, you must submit a completed application for admission to UofL, the $50 application fee, ACT or SAT scores and an official high school transcript. The National Scholars Award cannot be combined with either the Grawemeyer or National Merit finalist scholarship.